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$333
pledged of $6,000pledged of $6,000 goal
16
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, September 6 2013 8:51 PM UTC +00:00

About

Race and "Otherness"

(please note stretch possibility at the end of a stretch goal under "edit")

The original kickstarter video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ado5aXf88Dw

My response to Tropes Vs Women as an example of my work:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmxcMZ6p2zg

If someone mentions race or racism in video games, then the discussion immediately turns to what occurs during online play in areas such as Xbox Live.

While it is true, there is a plethora of foul language, hatred, and prejudice spilled over player chat. There have been numerous complaints about bullying, racism, hatred, and homophobic comments along with hate speech. While this is clearly an issue in modern gaming,  it is not the focus of this project. (Though, I imagine I will address behavior in online gaming at some point during this series.)

The focus of this project is the representation of races, cultures, and the concept of otherness in gaming over the past several decades. This will not only cover the representations of people of color, nationalities [race] in video games, but I will also examine representations of absence and "otherness" as well. The term "other" has been used to signify a wide variety of peoples including LGBT, Transgender, and people of various worldviews and ideologies. 

The Project

With your assistance, I will create a five video series titled "Race and Other Representations  in Video Games." The series will explore the history and representations of race, absence, and "otherness" in video games. My ambitious project will roughly focus on these ideas and be refined as I write and produce the series.

  • Representation and History Video #1
  • Absence, Denial, and Ignorance Video #2
  • Other and Epistemology of the Closet Video #3
  • Stereotypes, Archetypes, Phenotype Video #4
  • Marketing, Consumption, Perpetuation Video #5

Given my tendency to go overboard, I try to keep each video to be 15-25 minutes long. I will always have the videos available on my You Tube channel.

Full disclosure: I have not written my scripts for the five above videos yet so I am unsure how long each of them will be at this time. (My response Tropes Vs Women response was about 45 pages) In addition, I made these topics for the five videos right now, so my titles may change as I discover new information during my research.

Please pledge any amount you can and become a backer of The Gaming Goose's Race and Other Representations in Video Games!

The Gaming Goose is an ongoing web series of video content that focuses on entertainment, reviews, blogging, Let's Plays, and sometimes even serious topics. 

I have been making videos on You Tube since 2007.  I have been somewhat successful in that my comedic style reviews get shared all over the web. My Plants Vs. Zombies review was featured on Pop Cap's [the publisher] Facebook page. 

Yes, creating videos can be a costly venture. One has to be "indy" and learn how to make due. Your support would help me get better equipment to perform certain functions faster and save time. The picture below is my makeshift teleprompter I made out of cardboard I used for my video. 

The one thing that a quality video needs is time. Yes, creating the videos is a costly venture that requires thought and research.

My home made teleprompter
My home made teleprompter

(If Kickstarter is correct and every project is a story, then you can read more about what your support will assist with for this story on my website, The Gaming Goose.com. I try and answer some additional FAQs, such as why the end of July, in more detail.)

EDIT:

In the Kickstarter video I briefly mention how I would tackle ideas such as Violence and deviance in video games as well as Art in video games. This is true; I plan on making these stretch goals once I get this project backed. Maybe they are more interesting projects. I should have went with "art" I know my views and research on that would drive some people nuts. 

Risks and challenges

I think others who have made similar videos have learned that time is the hardest thing when it comes to increasing quality. Quality is not always fast.

I am not going to make false promises and stretch goals for my supporters that I cannot fulfill in a reasonable time.

I am just a normal person like you. I once had a corporate job where I was laid off two years ago. I now work a retail job as an employee. If I have any challenges, they will be time. You support helps me create more time first and foremost.Support is not just here; Support is sharing my work, sharing this Kickstarter subscribing, and finally, if you are able, donating to this project.

In essence, time is the challenge, but it is the challenge I will conquer if I know people care for me to do so.

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    Your name in the video credits. Your name will be listed on the website as an awesome contributor and I will give you the biggest heartfelt thanks and admiration possible. I would offer you access to research materials, but I believe it is in violation of copyright law to distribute academic materials outside of a classroom.

    Since she disabled the comments, why don't we make a video for her? These will be complied in a montage video I will create and upload on my You Tube channel - ad free.You have the opportunity to record a one minute opinion piece of video that I can use for the montage. I will have you upload this to a well known site like You Tube and take the clip from there. I think that would be easiest. Note: Not all 60 seconds of your audio may be used, but if you donate, I will chose what I feel is the best portion.

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    I will also send you a personal thank you email.

    Even more excitement!!!

    Delivery time on this one will depends on how many donors I get. Just in case I get a bazillion, I want to make sure people know I am not mass emailing or cutting and pasting all the same messages.

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